When YOU are sick...?

Lyanna - posted on 05/21/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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What type of approach do you take when it is YOU that is sick and your husband has to work, or is away or deployed and you are left to take care of the kids alone while dealing with not feeling well? What gets you through? Any great home remedies?

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Kelina - posted on 05/21/2010

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I don't get sick anywhere near as much as I used to since I stopped drinking milk thank goodness, and when i do, it's nowhere near as bad as it was. My son doesn't get to watch tv very often, and usually only for a little bit after his lunch and his nap so the days i am sick, the tv goes on first thing in the morning and he's happy as a clam all day. He doesn't really watch it all that much either, just plays with his toys, pulls everything out of the toy box and off the book shelf. I usually do something like cutting up some cheese and maybe cucumber or tomato and some ham or something. It's a well rounded lunch especially if I give him some toast as well, and it's easy to make. If I'm really bad i call my MIL or BIL to come take my son and go to bed. Luckily i've only had to do that twice-once when I had the 24 hour flu and the other day when I was on bed rest.

Jennifer - posted on 05/21/2010

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One thing that really helps me, is that for the most part, my children don't watch tv. They only get to on special occasions, or when I'm sick. They think it is great to have a whole day of watching movies, and I get to lay on the couch and relax (well, somewhat, because my 2-year-old,doesn't sit still for too long). Also, I don't feel guilty if they have peanut butter and jelly for luch and supper. Most of the time I fix good meals for them, so a sandwich twice in one day is no big deal. I don't worry about dirty dishes or clothes, and I'm never afraid to call in the grandmas if things are too bad to deal with.

Santana - posted on 05/21/2010

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i try not to take anything while my husband is at work and school. bc my mind is on the kids and taking care of them/house. but ones my husband is home its bed time for me. but if its too bad i usaully take a very hot bath before anyone wakes up and drink hot cup of green tea w some honey. at night time my husband will take care of the kids if they wake up so i can take something. plus i still work out for a hour too.

Revital - posted on 05/21/2010

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In my opinion, you have to communicate to the kids, as best you can, that you are not feeling well, and that you need to get better, by resting. Letting them know you need to count on them. The more rest you get, fluids, etc. the faster you get better, so doing the least you can do and leaving stuff for another day is best. The laundry police will not show up at your door...lol

If you have a baby, obviously he/she will not understand, nor can they take care of themselves. But still, don't try to do too much.

I take very effective supplements throughout the year, so I hardly get sick anymore. But when I feel like something is trying to 'come on' me, I take a powerful immune support supplement for 3 weeks. It's loaded with antioxidants, which boosts the immune system and helps to keep you from getting symptoms .

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